Been There – Alabama 2

Starbucks Been There Alabama v2 is an updated version of the mug that was released five years ago. I am not surprised that designers removed “the cotton state” nickname from the mug, as it was raising the question of what it has to do with Alabama. Other rather obvious changes include:
– the appearance of a friendly-looking bear and a giant butterfly
– the planes are gone. As a reminder, these were related to the Tuskegee Airmen, which were the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Alabama

Starbucks Been There Ornament Alabama has green string and these design elements:
– The cotton state – in fact, Alabama ranks between eighth and tenth in national cotton production
– The yellow-shafted flicker a.k.a “yellowhammer”, state bird.
– Military plane – probably related to Maxwell Air Force Base. This base is the headquarters of Air University (AU), a major component of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), and is the U.S. Air Force’s center for Joint Professional Military Education (PME).
– Noccalula Falls – a 90-foot waterfall located in Gadsden
Update from 3/25/2023: a new version of the ornament was spotted online, see the comparison photo below.… Read more